A smart thermostat on the wall of a home.

Is it Time for a New Thermostat?

You might not realize how much of a luxury your home’s thermostat is until things start going wrong. Your thermostat essentially acts as a line of communication between you and your HVAC system, ensuring your home is set to your preferred temperature and keeping you and your household comfortable at all times. As the seasons start to change, cooler temperatures are upon us and you’ll be turning your thermostat up a few notches.

In this blog, you’ll learn about some of the telltale signs that you need a new thermostat as well as the types of thermostats you can upgrade to. Keep on reading to find out!

Signs You Need a New Thermostat

Outdated Thermostat

Is your thermostat 10 years old or older? Most thermostats have a lifespan of about 10 years, but eventually they will need to be replaced. As newer models become available on the market, look into the benefits of these and how they can make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Many of the newer models today include programmable thermostats, which are known to work significantly better than older models.

Unexpected High Energy Bills

Most homeowners pay close attention to their bills and will often question if there is an unexpected increase. If your energy bills are higher than usual lately, your thermostat could be the culprit. If your thermostat is misreading the temperature in your house, it will cause your HVAC system to overwork itself, creating the spike in your energy bills.

Incorrect Temperature Readings

Your thermostat’s job is to correctly read the temperature in your home to make sure it doesn’t get too hot or cold. If you think your thermostat is misreading the temperature, test it by using a portable indoor thermometer. If the readings are incorrect, then you’ll know your thermostat is malfunctioning and it’s time for a replacement.

Temperature Shifts

If your thermostat is working properly, you’ll feel a consistent and steady temperature throughout your home. However, if your thermostat is malfunctioning, it will have a hard time maintaining the same temperature and will change temperatures with no warning. If this is the case for you, give us a call at (512) 675-6997 and we’ll be right out to check your thermostat.

Thermostat Isn’t Responding to Changed Settings

When you change the settings on your thermostat, it should immediately react the moment you adjust it. Typically, you’ll hear a clicking sound which indicates the changes have been activated. If you don’t hear a clicking sound followed by your HVAC system turning on, there’s most likely a problem with your thermostat.

Options for Thermostat Upgrades

Digital Thermostats

If you’re ready to upgrade your thermostat but you’re not the most tech-savvy person, digital thermostats are a great option for you. They offer push button controls and digital display to make operating the thermostat very straightforward.

Wi-Fi Thermostats

With wi-fi thermostats, you can say goodbye to getting off the couch during family movie night to adjust the temperature in your house. As long as your phone or other electronic device is connected to wi-fi, you can control the temperature in your home from wherever you’re sitting.

Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats are a great option for those of you who want to track energy usage and pinpoint where you waste energy. This can also help you lower your energy bills (huge plus!). And of course, you can control your HVAC system remotely from an internet-enabled device.

If you’re ready to finally make the long overdue thermostat upgrade, we’re your trusted team for the job! At Intelligent Air Services, LLC, we understand the importance of being comfortable in your home all year long, so why not start with a brand new thermostat? Give us a call today at (512) 675-6997 or fill out our online contact form to get started.